Saturday, April 1, 2017

Quiz for Lessons 151 - 155 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

Instructions: Find all the adjectives in these sentences, tell what they modify, and what they tell.

1. Grandpa's low growl was a quick warning to us.

2. The largest spaceship in the world stood ready for launch.

3. His lost vision was still not clear.

4. Many young people feel uneasy before a crowd.

5. Pink and blue flowers bloomed in the neighbor's garden.

6. Several gray clouds blocked the radiant sunlight.

7. There were no visible signs of activity at the old mill.

8. Five little speckled eggs were seen in the bird's nest.

9. Mother planted those yellow and white irises.

10. Soft, cool breezes blew off the beautiful silver lake.


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Answers:

1. Grandpa's/whose, low/what kind modify growl, a/which, quick/what kind modify warning

2. the/which, largest/what kind modify spaceship, the/which modifies world

3. his/whose, lost/what kind modify vision, clear/what kind (predicate adjective) modifies vision

4. many/how many, young/what kind modify people, uneasy/what kind (pred. adj.) modifies people, a/which modifies crowd

5. pink/what kind, blue/what kind modify flowers, the/which, neighbor's/whose modify garden

6. several/how many, gray/what kind modify clouds, the/which, radiant/what kind modify sunlight

7. no/how many, visible/what kind modify signs, the/which, old/what kind modify mill

8. five/how many, little/what kind, speckled/what kind modify eggs, the/which, bird's/whose modify nest

9. those/which, yellow/what kind, white/what kind modify irises

10. soft/what kind, cool/what kind modify breezes, the/which, beautiful/what kind, silver/what kind modify lake

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Lesson 155 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.

There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Example of adjectives: The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man. The, big and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared and small modify the direct object man. Examples of a predicate adjective: The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big. Brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear.

Instructions: Find the predicate adjectives in these sentences, tell what they modify, and what they tell us.

1. The performance was hilarious.

2. The two girls were tired and exhausted.

3. My father is old but strong.

4. This fish tastes too salty.

5. Has she been sick recently?


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Answers:

1. hilarious modifies the subject performance and tells what kind

2. tired/exhausted modify the subject girls and tell what kind

3. old/strong modify the subject father and tell what kind

4. salty modifies the subject fish and tells what kind

5. sick modifies the subject she and tells what kind

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lesson 154 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.

There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Example of adjectives: The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man. The, big and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared and small modify the direct object man. Examples of a predicate adjective: The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big. Brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear.

Adjectives that point out how many are indefinite pronouns like many, several, both, and numbers.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell how many in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. Both companies need twenty-four workers by tomorrow.

2. Several citizens protested the many cars on the two lots.

3. Seventy-six trombones led the few drummers and some tubas.

4. Three people tried out for one part in the play.

5. Each train needed another car and more passengers.


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Answers:

1. both modifies companies, twenty-four modifies workers

2. several modifies citizens, many modifies cars, two modifies lots

3. seventy-six modifies trombones, few modifies drummers, some modifies tubas

4. three modifies people, one modifies part

5. each modifies train, another modifies car, more modifies passengers

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lesson 153 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.

There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Example of adjectives: The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man. The, big and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared and small modify the direct object man. Examples of a predicate adjective: The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big. Brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear.

Adjectives used often that point out whose are possessive pronouns my, your, our, his, her, their, its and possessive nouns like Joe's, Pete's, etc.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell whose in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. Badger's bark is my signal for food.

2. The sky's clouds are our shade trees.

3. Alaina's brother is also Pam's son.

4. Their hope was our arrival in time.

5. Her hair was a spider's web.


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Answers:

1. Badger's modifies bark, my modifies signal

2. sky's modifies clouds, our modifies trees

3. Alaina's modifies brother, Pam's modifies son

4. their modifies hope, our modifies arrival

5. her modifies hair, spider's modifies web

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lesson 152 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.

There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Example of adjectives: The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man. The, big and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared and small modify the direct object man. Examples of a predicate adjective: The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big. Brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear.

Adjectives that point out what kind are most common and too numerous to list. Big, brown, scared, and small above are examples.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell what kind in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. The tall man is a professional baseball player.

2. That lovely old lady wrote realistic short plays.

3. A loud and noisy group greeted the returned missionary.

4. The small but strong man helped the cute little girl.

5. A tall slender girl won the beauty contest.


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Answers:

1. tall modifies man, professional and baseball modify player

2. lovely and old modify lady, realistic and short modify plays

3. loud and noisy modify group, returned modifies missionary

4. small and strong modify man, cute and little modify girl

5. tall and slender modify girl, beauty modifies contest

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Lesson 151 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.

There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Examples of adjectives: The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man. The, big and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared and small modify the direct object man. Examples of a predicate adjective: The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big. Brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear.

Adjectives that point out which include that, this, those, these, and the articles a, an, and the.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell which in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. These first apples have been stepped on.

2. This money had been lost at the races.

3. That cat had those kittens.

4. A mouse can scare an elephant.

5. An answer will be found in the dictionary or a thesaurus.


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Answers:

1. these and first modify apples

2. this modifies money, the modifies races

3. that modifies cat, those modifies kittens

4. a modifies mouse, an modifies elephant

5. an modifies answer, the modifies dictionary, a modifies thesaurus

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